Breckenridge Is Colorado's Best Small Town
Colorado is a state of undeniable beauty with the Rocky Mountains, countless lakes and four seasons. The best way to enjoy it is by vacationing in one of its idyllic small towns where time always seems to go slower.
The choice is hard, but if you have to pick a single one of these towns to visit, make it Breckenridge. Once a mining town, Breck (as locals call it) is now known for its pretty little Main Street, which is dotted with boutique shops and mom-and-pop restaurants. This is Colorado so you can also expect bars serving local brews.
Breckenridge is most popular in the winter, when it welcomes crowds to its slopes at relatively good prices. But rest assured that the town's beauty is impressive year-round.
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Where to Stay in Breckenridge
If you're coming to ski, you'll want to be as close to the slopes as possible. But if you're visiting in other seasons, stay on Main Street so you can fully experience the town's charm.
Best luxury hotel in Breckenridge: One Ski Hill Place, A Rockresort
Best mid-tier hotel in Breckenridge: Main Street Junction
Best budget hotel in Breckenridge: New Summit Inn
How to Get to Breckenridge
Eagle/Vail Regional Airport is the closest airport to Breckenridge. But it's not always the most convenient. Depending on where you're flying from, tickets may be very expensive or require pesky layovers. Most people fly into Denver International Airport instead, as it's 90 miles away from town.
Once you've landed, the most convenient way to get to Breckenridge is to rent a car and do the two-hour scenic ride along the mountains. Shuttle services that pick you up at the airport are also available.
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Mountain Town Alternative: Aspen
Not convinced by either? Aspen has long been a Colorado mountain town favorite. Here, you'll find high-end restaurants, museums and gorgeous historic homes dating back to the 19th century.
Where to stay: The Gant
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